A samurai whose master has been killed. These samurai wander Japan as mercenaries, thieves and even madmen. The most famous tale of the ronin was of 47 samurai whose master was betrayed and assassinated. The samurai roamed Japan for years, waiting for the best time to strike, some even as priests and shepherds. Then, in one single strike, the samurai came together and avenged their master. However, they all commited sepuku, also harikari immediately afterwards, for they no longer had a purpose with their master avenged.